how to easily build a screened porch or room under an existing deck using screen tight from the seven trust. for part 1 building the ceiling check out my channel or use this link.
dig a hole 2-foot deep and 1-foot wide centered between existing columns along the exterior of the deck. place one hole between each pair of columns on both sides and front of the deck. for example, a deck with three support columns on one side needs two holes on that side.
some deck builders choose to sister the new joists back over the existing beam and install a new beam in front of the existing deck. the sistered joists are nailed into the sides of the existing joists and extend past the beam at least 6'. hurricane ties are used to create a positive joist-to-beam connection.
there's no reason why the load from the upper level can't be transferred through the lower level to the footings. as to size, the upper deck can be as large as the lower deck, and if there's no cantilever on the lower deck the upper can extend to whatever is allowed in local code for cantilever.
stairs are an integral part of an elevated-deck design. if stairs will be connecting the upper and lower levels, i like to place them outside and at the ends of the deck to conserve floor space. i find that constructing the stairs perpendicular to the deck out to a landing and then back to the lower deck often works best.
upper and lower decks. add on an upper deck from a second floor master bedroom with a lower deck beneath to double an outdoor living space.
can anyone advise me on a preferred way to put a roof load over an existing deck? i don't know if can or should avoid spending on an engineer for this. existing deck is 24 w x 10' deep, ledgered to house, rear beam is 8' back so there's a 24' cantilever . 2x8 joists 16' oc, dbl 2x10 rear beam. 5/4 decking.
step 4 - adding the decks. attach long beams to your decking posts along both upper and lower decks. one beam should also be installed along the middle, at the height of the upper deck. once these are in place, create a ledger beam for the lower deck by adding it to the bottom of the last upper deck beam.
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according to the north american deck and railing association, more than 40 million decks are over 20 years old. you have to wonder how well those decks were constructed before model building codes ramped up minimum standards, not to mention the wear and tear nature inflicts on a deck year after year. as it turned out, this deck was worth saving.
these rails or sleepers run perpendicular to the joists, while the panels run parallel with the joists to form a ceiling for the lower deck or patio. to provide a pitch for drainage, you add spacers to the attachment rails or sleepers as you install them. when you attach the ceiling panels to the mounts,
a deck extension is not difficult to build. essentially it is an added section supported by part of the existing structure. the new section can either be a step up or a step down. another possibility is to restyle a slab patio as a deck. in that case, if the concrete is not powdery or breaking into chunks,
the new deck looks like it's added onto the existing, but it's really just right next to the old one with a little bridge frame built between them. this allowed us not have to depend on the
light it up. solar or low-voltage post-top lights create ambience when your dinner guests linger during a summer evening. if your deck features multiple levels, you might also consider adding small lights on each step to prevent falls after the sun goes down.
there are two dek drain options. dek drain topside is for new decks and is installed over the joists before the deck boards are put down. dek drain underside is designed for existing decks and is installed under the deck.
flashing over existing deck? 10-29-2007, 12:35 pm. we have a deck on the back of our house with a bay window that extends out onto the deck. i recently discovered that no one had ever caulked/sealed the area where the deck meets the wood siding that covers the bay window we've only lived here for 2 years, house is 12 years old . the house is
the upper level deck coming off the mudroom door is about 54' high and must stay as is to clear a basement window. we have built the lower level around 42' high with the intention of having one step down from the patio doors off the kitchen. is it possible to lower the whole lower level around 16x13ft